namdoogttam
My wife's from this area and, after falling for her, I subsequently "fell" for bike rides around her house. The landscape is a-ma-zing for epic, scenic, rolling, curving rides. I'm amazed to discover that there aren't [yet] any epic gravel races in this area (that I know of, at least). I don't see much chatter anywhere....club rides, fun rides, races, etc. making good use of all these stunning backroads. 

Anyone have info on rides, races, routes, in Sauk County (or surrounding counties) that I'm not seeing!!? 
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RC
Butthurt Roubaix Viroqua WI. Sometime in the summer. Coming up, the Dairy Roubaix in Wyalusing the end of April/  Vernon Trails. Not in your backyard, but close.
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SSkibum_18
Wildside in Baraboo does two weekly rides - fun group of people with a good knowledge of the area.
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SSkibum_18
Unfortunately there are very few gravel roads in Sauk County... But I notice you enjoy Mountain Biking - The Wildside guys put a LOT of effort into Devil's Head mountain bike trails, little more on the enduro/all mountain style of riding, check those out this summer.  Devil's Head (<10miles southeast of Baraboo) is a ski resort, so bike up or take the chair lift, your call!  Also, Mirror Lake State Park (about 15miles northwest of Baraboo) has some amazing XC/single track if that's more your style.  I would say you could even ride a gravel bike on some of the trails, just watch out for the occasional sand pit.
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imwjl
SSkibum_18 wrote:
Unfortunately there are very few gravel roads in Sauk County... But I notice you enjoy Mountain Biking - The Wildside guys put a LOT of effort into Devil's Head mountain bike trails, little more on the enduro/all mountain style of riding, check those out this summer.  Devil's Head (<10miles southeast of Baraboo) is a ski resort, so bike up or take the chair lift, your call!  Also, Mirror Lake State Park (about 15miles northwest of Baraboo) has some amazing XC/single track if that's more your style.  I would say you could even ride a gravel bike on some of the trails, just watch out for the occasional sand pit.


The Wildside associates and Sauk area people are working on the SPRA efforts with CORP IMBA chapter. 

Devil’s head has always been up and down as far as support for the trails and it doesn’t look like anyone’s got a passion for it these days. The only ski place where the trails have been sustainable is Blackhawk Ski Club where memberships start at $25. Some cross and gravel riders do that and Pleasant View on drop bar bikes. I’ve done it but it’s SO much better on a MTB if you know how to fly.

On the whole, population, dairy industry and tourism mean a lot of paved roads so checking in with Wildside would be my suggestion. They’re great people.
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